List of Mexican Herbs and Spices

Mexican cuisine uses variety of spices, many of which are grown across the North America, while others were imported from similar climates.

English NameMexican
AnnattoAchiote
AmaranthAmaranto
AniseAnís
Avocado leafHoja de aguacate
Banana leafHoja de platano
Bean flowerFlor de frijol
Bay leaf, Bay laurelLaurel
Balm-gentleToronjil
Century plantCorteza de maguey or mixiote
ChiaChía
CuminCominos
Corn huskHoja de maíz
Coriander, Chinese parsleyCilantro
ChamomilleManzanilla
CuajesGuajes
Indian paintbrushHierba de conejo
Lamb’s quarterQuelites
Lemon verbenaLipia
Lemon grassTe limón
MarjoramMejorana
Mexican safflower)Azafrán
OreganoOrégano
PeppermintMenta
PurslaneVerdolaga
ParsleyPerejil
RosemaryRomero
Sweet basilAlbahaca
SesameAjonjolí
SpearmintHierba buena
WatercressBerros
ThymeTomillo
WormseedEpazote